Hunger Costs Rwanda US$820 Million Annually

A groundbreaking new study has revealed that the effects of hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda cost the country US$820 million (504 billion Rwanda francs) annually -- the equivalent of 11.5 percent of its annual GDP.

Overview

World Food Programme provides general food distribution and cash to refugees in refugee camps. Malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers as well as people on ART receive additional supplementary feeding to improve their nutritional status. WFP also provides support to the most poor and vulnerable communities to improve their food security. WFP, together with other UN agencies in Rwanda, developed a United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) which outlines the strategic programme framework for the entire UN and is strongly linked with the national development programme, as outlined in Rwanda’s Vision 2020 and the second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS-2)  2013-2018.